Catanduanes Reef Break 2016: Surf, Skate and Music in the Happy Island


Once again, Catanduanes Island hosted another successful summer event which highlighted the beauty and pristine majestic vibe of Catanduanes. Catanduanes Reef Break 2016 gave out an exceptional surf, skate and music festival combined, cementing its roots to the islands heritage as an event that promotes unity among surfers and downhill skateboarders.

This time of the year, the Majestic waves of Puraran, Baras Catanduanes is friendly, giving the intermediate to professional level surfers enjoy the clear and glassy waves of this popular surf spot. Photo by Michael Eijansantos

Catanduanes, known to be the land of the howling winds, guests and participants experienced a delightful array of activities – from learning how to surf at the CRB Surf Clinic, music by the beach from different bands and DJs, and of course, the surf and skate competitions that showcased the exquisite skills of the Filipinos in the board sports arena!

Here are some highlights from the water courtesy of Michael Eijansantos.

Jeff Dela Torre from La Union. Photo by Michael Eijansantos
Daisy Valdez from La Union. Photo by Michael Eijansantos



Roger Casugay from La Union.
One of the youngest competitor Lord Caranilan from Zambales. Photo by Michael Eijansantos
Ging Obina from Samar.
Joeren Querijero from Baler.
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Chris Tanael from Catanduanes.


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A culmination of surfers in Puraran, Baras Catanduanes presenting its calm and serine moments during the Catanduanes Reef Break. Here are the final results of the surf contest.

Mens Shortboard Category
Champion: Jefferson Dela Torre
1st: Neil Sanchez
2nd: Jomari Tanael
3rd: Onvo Oclarez

Mens Longboard Category
Champion: Loynex Ruina
1st: Jefferson Dela Torre
2nd: Juramz Ariate
3rd: Roger Casugay

Womens Longboard Category
Champion: Daisy Valdez
1st: Debie Gumanoy
2nd: Pia Lopez
3rd: KC Tanael

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Skate – Downhill
Champion: Dandoy Tongco (Cebu)
1st: Tom Romualdez (Manila)
2nd: Tito Sumicad (Cebu)
3rd: Enrique Chino (Manila)

Longest Pucks Down: Tom Romualdez
Longest Stand Up: Tito Sumicad
Best Trick: Dandoy Tongco
Warrior of the Day: Emil Bacay
Queen of the Hill: Belle Fermoso

For more information and updates regarding Catanduanes Reef Break visit

Instagram: @catanduanesreefbreak

Twitter: @catanduanesreef

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